This is the character page for World War Z (2019). Minor spoilers ahead.
A Hispanic member of the Latin Kings gang, moonlighting as a transit tunnel maintenance worker. When the outbreak hit, he chose fight over flight unlike the rest of his gang, and it's kept him alive ever since.
- Acrofatic: Despite his girth, he has no issues keeping up with his fitter squad mates.
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Just a Gangster: In Angels backstory, he reveals that he never wished to leave his gang or reform.
- Satisfied Street Rat Angel was born into the Latin Kings and lost his father to gang violence but is grateful for these experiences because it gave him the strength and skills necessary to survive the zeke apocalypse.
- Tattooed Crook
A NYC firefighter, surviving the 9/11 attacks left him with guilt over it and PTSD. The outbreak's more of a change of scenery to him than anything else.
- An Axe to Grind: He's the only survivor not to have a machete as a melee weapon, opting to use a fireman's axe instead.
- Black Dude Dies First: Averted; Tashaun is the only black person in his engine company and the is the last man alive.
- The Cynic: Due to his experience in 9/11 and with the pandemic, Tashaun has a very cynical worldview. He believes good deeds are punished and that every man is for himself.
- Knight in Sour Armor Tashaun is cynical but still a cooperative and helpful team member to his fellow survivors. Though he does threaten to leave Bunko behind for not wanting to go to the subway.
- Post-Historical Trauma: 9/11 survivor and firefighter.
- Asian and Nerdy: Was a hacker before the pandemic hit.
- Beware the Quiet Ones
- Friendless Background
- Expy: Her backstory brings to mind Kondo from the book. She even has the same last name as him.
- Victorious Loser: Bunkos ostracisation by her peers led her to becoming a skilled hacker and thus finding out about the pandemic before everyone else.
- Action Mom
- Missing Child
- The Idealist: Arnetta still believes that her child and husband are alive despite the number of people turned zekes in NYC.
- It Never Gets Any Easier: The agony Arnetta feels over the day she was separated from her husband and baby never goes away.
- Team Mom: When Tashaun threatens to leave Bunko behind, Arnetta demands that no one is left behind.
As the New York Times' top photojournalist, Judd was tasked with covering the refuge movement in the city. When the city was breached, he escaped by the skin of his teeth, and has now traded cameras for rifles.
- Abusive Parents: Judds father would beat his mother in front of him. Judd gets his father arrested by taking pictures of the abuse.
- Intrepid Reporter: Judd was sent to Jerusalem to cover the refuge movement in the city. As it usually happens in scenarios such as these, that didn't turn out well for him. He is no longer a reporter, though he still wears a "Press" snapback and kevlar vest.
- Drives Like Crazy: There is a section in the Jerusalem episode where Dina has to drive the squad to safety and she has trouble controlling the car.
- Expy: Looks more-or-less like Lara Croft. Handles weapons in the same fashion too.
- Miss Swears-a-Lot: Arguably the most foul-mouthed playable character in the game.
- Self-Made Orphan: Forced to do this, as her father had been infected and turned into a Zeke.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Often berates her teammates when they get her up.Dina: What took you so long?Dina: About damn time.
- Animal Motif: Wolves, as shown by his surname and outlook on life.
- Bond One-Liner: Often, when taking down Bulls:Ethan: The bull never wins, mate!
- The Mean Brit: A hardened soldier who will do what it takes to survive and complete the mission.
- Shoot the Dog: In his backstory, when one of his team members is bitten by a recently reanimated zombie after it claws itself out of its body bag, Ethan takes things into his own hands and throws the man out of the helicopter to his death.
- Foreign Cuss Word: The only member of the russian group who swears in his mother language.Ivan: Watch where you're shooting, мудак ("fuckface")!
- Bomb-Throwing Anarchists: What he was painted as.
- Cassandra Truth: He knew about the outbreak and tried to warn people but no one listened. By the time it came, Timur felt relieved and satisfied that he was right.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: Cynic of the group, being the most pessimistic member. Timur is always the first to assume that someone they're meaning to rescue is not worth risking their lives for. During their journey through the bunker under Moscow, Timur openly suggests that Svetlana and the rest had abandoned them.
- Expy: Arguably of Jurgen Warmbrunn from the book. Both characters are aware of the coming apocalypse and try to warn other people to no avail. The difference is Warmbrunn wrote a report whereas Timur protested in the streets.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Calls out Father Popov for the idea of attempting to rescue people from Red Square, which is already dubbed to be a suicide mission:Timur: Father, you are a good man, but you're an idiot.Sergei: And you are a smart man, but you are lost.
- Shout-Out: The first line in his backstory (see caption) is also the first line character Jurgen Warmbrunn says in the book.
- A small one is the quote provided at his entry, which is used in his character bio. "People don't believe something can happen until it does" is a rephrasal of a russian saying "Пока молния не ударит, мужик не перекрестится" (Until a lightning strikes, a man won't pray for it to never happen).
- Badass Preacher: Even though hes traded his life as a criminal for that of a holy man, hes not afraid to take up arms against the infected after they start crashing through the windows and trying to attack his congregation.
- Expy: Of Father Sergei Ryzhkov from the book.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The optimist of the group and its' leader, Father Popov attempts to save as many people as he possibly can.
- The Leader: Is this for a russian group.